Tuesday, 4 November 2014


Yesterday lunchtime as he walked home for a coffee, Nick found a small group of Bearded Tits in a small reedbed on a settling pond just yards from the BTO's Nunnery.  Although not technically on the reserve itself, the flock of 2+ males and a female could be seen and heard pinging from within the boundary and so brought a welcome patch tick to a few members of staff, including myself.  Views however were brief and largely obscured and so this morning I went back before work and at least 3 males showed very well feeding on the reed tops, although could be frustrating to photograph as reeds and willow branches often obscured the view.